verb (used with object)
- to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
- to execute against the movable property of (a debtor) before proceeding against the debtor's immovable property, as land.
Origin of discuss
Examples from the Web for discussable
She declined to treat any question of Milly's own "paying" power as discussable; that Milly would pay a hundred per cent.The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2|Henry James
You speak of it as a discussable thing—it's the cream of your letter.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II|Henry James
She also affirmed that the limitation of armaments desired by President Wilson was "discussable."
But the decisive and discussable form of this is well summed up in that phrase about the health adviser of society.Eugenics and Other Evils|G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for discussable
Word Origin for discuss
Word Origin and History for discussable
mid-14c., "to examine, investigate," from Latin discuss-, past participle stem of discutere "to dash to pieces, agitate," in Late Latin and Vulgar Latin also "to discuss, investigate" (see discussion). Meaning "examine by argument, debate" is from mid-15c. Related: Discussed; discussing.